Traffic Safety and Parking

Crossing the Centre Line:

Parking throughout the downtown area is entirely angle parking, and therefore some people will drive across the center line to park on the opposite side of the street. This action is illegal pursuant to the Traffic Safety Act. 

Play Ground and School Zones:

School zones are in effect from the beginning of September until the end of June the following year, and are usually in effect from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm. 

The Town of Cardston has many Playground zones throughout, all of which are identified at the beginning and end of the zone with a sign. Playground zones are in effect from 8:30 am until one hour after sunset. 

The speed limits for both School and Playground Zones are 30 Kilometers per hour ( kp/h).


Street parking within the Town of Cardston is free!  Although you may park a vehicle anywhere on the street, that vehicle must bear current registration and be insured to be on a public roadway. A vehicle must also move every 72 hours, or it may be considered to be abandoned under the Traffic Safety Act.

Please take note of any signs in the area, as some areas are specific to certain parking, and may also deny public parking. These areas include fire lanes, emergency egress routes, angle parking only areas, and no parking zones. Please take note that parking throughout the entire downtown area is angle parking. 

Private Parking Issues: 

If a vehicle is parked on your private property and you are the property owner, or the property's representative, you have the authority to have the vehicle removed by contacting a towing company. You may contact Municipal Enforcement to have a Peace Officer attend your property to see if we can locate the vehicle owner and ensure the vehicle is not stolen. However, a Peace Officer will not tow the vehicle from your property as we are not the owners or representatives of the property.